In an effort to help busy security managers, CISSP Shelley Bard's weekly column builds upon the concept of the perpetual calendar, offering a schedule of reminders for a proactive, strategic security plan. Here are the objectives Shelley prescribes for weeks 9 through 13.

Week 9: Banners in support of system monitoring

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Objective: At least annually, review banner statement notifying users that by using the system they consent to monitoring.

Week 10: Are you throwing out company secrets? part 1 -- Physical records
Objective: Review policy and paper output, and holdings at least annually.

Week 11: Are you throwing out company secrets? part 2 -- Data destruction
Objective: Review data destruction policy at least annually.

Week 12: Your Web site -- Quality of your copyright, privacy policy and links
Objective: Review copyright and privacy policy at least annually; check for broken links quarterly.

Week 13: Social engineering --The low-tech side of high-tech
Objective: Include discussion on social engineering in your corporate-wide security awareness education program.

Weekly Security Planner Schedule

This was first published in December 2004

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